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puff

[pəf]
(electricity)
(mechanical engineering)
A small explosion within a furnace due to combustion conditions.

puff

(algorithm)
To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually *named* "PUFF", but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder.

Opposite: huff.
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Don't expect an overly thick and greasy fast food version though, because this has a crust that still has a puffy, chewy rim and is just slightly thicker than the Neapolitan pizza.
Join us for a trip along the Scottish Canal system with Puffy the Puffer, accompany Papageno and friends as they journey to enlightenment with the help of Mozart's The Magic Flute, or see the Peer and the Peris from the fairy kingdom fall in love as the worlds of politics and the supernatural collide in Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe."
Your eyes are puffy, itchy and red and pus collects in the corner of your eyes when you sleep.
"It's possible that Trinny may have had more than the recommended amount of filler in her cheeks because she has what is called the "puffy look", normally caused by extreme plumpness.
Want to get more out of life, and get beyond those puffy, tired, heavy feeling legs?
Did you know pigeon front refers to the puffy, blousy style found in women's clothing at the turn of the century.
30, with Ramos pointing out Garcia's 'puffy eyes' after the movie.
AS temperatures rise so does the pollen count and, for hayfever sufferers, that can mean red eyes, an itchy nose and puffy skin.
Sneezy does it AS temperatures rise so does the pollen count and, for hayfever sufferers, that can mean red eyes, an itchy nose and puffy skin.
while, at best many of us suffer from tired, our feet and ankles puffy.
PUFFY SHOULDERS: Neutral blouses with either huge shoulders or puffy sleeves were a common sight at the runway this time.
Pott's puffy tumor with intracranial extension (epidural abscess).